June 21st, 2017 at 6pm – 8pm, Otto Petersen Elementary will be hosting a school wide student art show, bake sale, and unveiling of the collaborative student tile mural recently installed at the school’s entrance. This evening will
include 1,000 pieces of student art from a variety of media, musical performances by Otto Petersen students in coordination with the Band Mentors program led by Debbit Wheeler, and a bake sale fundraiser. The Otto Petersen Parents Organization (OPPO) supports special events and projects like this to bring opportunities to the students that they would otherwise go without, including the parent volunteer powered Art Literacy program. This year is the “Year of Art” for Otto Petersen Elementary, led by an arts committee who developed ideas that result in the new mural project, visiting local artists, and the student art show.
Local artists Jennifer Hanson and Veronica Reeves developed and guided the mural project that consists of 570 6” tiles. Together, they introduced the mural project to the students by requesting student design proposals. Hanson and Reeves stressed the theme of community and collaboration during the mural making process, which required students, teachers, and staff to work together in creating this representation of the Otto Petersen Elementary and Scappoose community spirit. Please join us in supporting the creative accomplishments of the students and community of Otto Petersen Elementary! More information about the progress and process of the mural project is also available here.
Special thanks go out to the contributors, donors, and project partners for the mural:
The Otto Petersen Parents Organization, Jennifer Hanson, Veronica Reeves, FinishLine Graphics, Geneva Flooring, Willamette Print & Blue Printing, Cindy Dietz, Whitney Hessong, Dan & Jennifer Nelson, Cal Portland Santosh, Fultano’s Pizza, Grace Christian Children’s Center, Ixtapa, Jackpot Market, Mossbarger, Pizza Vendor, Precision Engraving, Tinkertime Preschool, Sunsations Tanning & Boutique